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Child Poverty Research Data & Publications

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  • Marian Wright Edelman 09/24/10
    Child Watch® Column: "As Millions More Children Are Affected By Poverty, Now is the Time for Our Nation to Act"
    Nearly four million more Americans fell into poverty in 2009: 44 million or one in seven of us are unable to meet our basic needs. Worst of all, children, our most vulnerable group, experienced the steepest rise in poverty and the largest single-year increase since the 1960s.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/20/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Children Need Emergency Help in this Deep Recession Now!"
    Children have only one childhood and it is right now. Millions of children in our nation require emergency attention in our recession ravaged economy as poverty, including extreme child poverty, hunger, and homelessness have increased, if irreparable harm is not to be inflicted on them and on our nation's future.
  • Children's Sabbaths cover 07/28/10
    National Observance of Children's Sabbaths Manual, Vol. 19, Welcome Section
    Introduction to the 2010 National Observance of Children's Sabbaths manual "Blessed to Be a Blessing". This section includes welcome letter from CDF President Marian Wright Edelman, an overview of the manual, frequently asked questions, and examples of how faith communities have observed the Children's Sabbaths in the past.
  • State of America's Children 2010 Report 06/02/10
    The State of America's Children® 2010 - Family Structure Section
    The State of America's Children 2010 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education and gun violence.This section of the report contains information about family structure in America.
  • State of America's Children 2010 Report 06/02/10
    The State of Americas Children® 2010 Report - Family Income Section
    e State of America's Children 2010 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education and gun violence. This section of the report contains about family income in America.
  • State of America's Children 2010 Report 05/28/10
    State of America's Children® 2010 - Child Poverty Section
    The State of America's Children 2010 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education and gun violence.This section of the report contains data about child poverty.
  • State of America's Children 2010 Report 05/28/10
    State of America's ChildrenĀ® 2010 Report
    CDF's State of America's Children Report is a compilation of the most recent and reliable national and U.S. state research data on child poverty, children's health, child welfare, youth at risk, childhood and youth education, and other key child indicators.
  • 05/19/10
    Jamila?s Corner: "Dear D.C. Councilmember, Step Up to the Plate!"
    "Dear Councilmember," the child carefully wrote on yellow lined paper. "I am 10 1/2 years old. I live with my family at the shelter. When I grow up, I want to be a singer. I think you need to find more money to help families find housing because people is in danger without a home. So please, please find more money. SO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND FIND MORE MONEY. Thank you for listening."
  • 05/19/10
    Challenges in Serving Rural American Children through the Summer Food Service Program
    Carsey Institute Report on the challenges of serving rural children through the summer food service program.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/26/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Haiti's Restavèk Children: The Child Servitude Crisis"
    The recent earthquake in Haiti gave the rest of the world a glimpse of a form of child suffering that often goes unseen. When a group of American missionaries were accused of child trafficking, many people were confused by the story that unfolded. How could parents have been desperate enough to agree to simply give their children away to strangers? Sadly, this wasn't just an isolated event that only happened because of the earthquake.
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